MCI will issue standard prescription format for allopathic doctors to boost an accurate, uniform, standard and clear prescription for the sake of patient safety. The new format, prepared by MCI, is applicable for all doctors who practice allopathy in the country.
MCI-affiliated doctors are expected to start using the new format from April onwards.
The new format will be made available on the website of MCI.
This standard hard copy format is very much required for prescribing medicines in the interest of patient safety.
The format also offers the physician to write generic medicines based on the efficacy, affordability and availability of drugs.
As per the new guidelines, allopathic doctors must write prescriptions legibly and in capital letters as well as furnish a complete and detailed prescription.